Orlando L Canter

1898–1989 (Age 91)
Illinois, United States

The Life of Orlando L

When Orlando L Canter was born in 1898, in Illinois, United States, his father, Orlando R. Canter, was 35 and his mother, Marie Steron, was 22. He married Edith M. Gordon on 28 April 1917, in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States. He lived in Burlington, Des Moines, Iowa, United States in 1910. He died in 1989, in Franklin, Ohio, United States, at the age of 91.

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Orlando L Canter
Edith M. Gordon
Marriage: 28 April 1917

Spouse and Children


    Edith M. Gordon


28 April 1917
Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Orlando R. Canter


    Marie Steron





    Walter Herman Canter


    Russell E Canter


World Events (8)

1910 · Boy Scouts of America

Age 12

When W. D. Boyce was visiting London, he encountered a boy that helped him find his destination. The boy refused the tip that Boyce offered to him and told him that he was just doing his daily good turn. Being inspired, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America to help teach young men how to have an attitude of service always. Since its foundation, The Boy Scouts of America has become one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States. Around 110 million people have been participants at some time in their life. The BSA was established to help young people make better choices in life and showing selflessness by serving the community.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 15

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.
1922 · Oldest radio station west of the Mississippi

Age 24

The Karlowa Radio Corporation, in Davenport, was issued a new license for broadcasting and with it they were randomly assigned call letters of WOC. The small studio was the first to reach the Iowa area and was identified as one of 21 stations that were desirable because of coverage area and performance. In September 1927, WOC became a member of the new NBC radio network and still is today. In 1932, Ronald Reagan got his first broadcasting job at WOC as a sportscaster and he returned in 1988 after his presidency tour. WOC is the oldest surviving broadcasting station in the middle Mississippi Valley and was the first to keep logs on their electrical consumption and their on-air programming.

Name Meaning

1 English: from an agent derivative of Anglo-Norman French cant ‘song’, applied as an occupational name for a singer in a chantry or a nickname for someone who had a good voice or who sang a lot.2 Americanized spelling of Kanter or Kantor .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Orlando L Conter in household of Orlando R Conter, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Orlando L Canter in household of Orlando R Canter, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Orlando L Canter, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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